Saturday, December 17, 2011
Ålesund, Norway, is one of the prettiest cities in Europe and is apparently also fairly inexpensive compared to other parts of the country. But what's the best way to really take a look at the city?
The answer to that is obviously Google Street View, as Ålesund has been available for perhaps a year now. But one other fun way is this image, taken from the top of the mountain that everybody goes up to look at the city from above. This image is zoomable and goes into some pretty good detail at maximum magnification, showing people walking, individual roof tiles, cars, satellite dishes, the backs of buildings bordering on the ocean, all the areas that Google Street View was never able to image. Zooming in and looking around is very addictive.